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FORTUNE.COM // JUNE .1 .19


Renewable energy could reshape the
global economy—but only if it can be
cheaply and safely stored. Meet the
companies racing to crack the anode
code. By JEFFREY BALL

T HE R A CE


TO BUILD


A BE T TER


BAT TERY


ENERGY


n. a. 9.2%

TOTAL RETURN TO SHAREHOLDERS


REVENUES (2008–2018 ANNUAL RATE)


$1.6 TRILLION


SECTOR PROFILE


$110.7 BILLION


PROFITS


818,830


EMPLOYEES


PHOTOGRAPH BY STEFEN CHOW